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Public Health - Seattle & King County

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The Child Care Health website offers health promotion and disease prevention information to child care facilities throughout Seattle and King County including health policies, immunizations, communicable disease control, nutrition, child development and child behavioral issues.



  • Child care health program newsletter
  • Stars-approved online courses
  • Food worker card training
  • Blood borne pathogen/HIV training
Model policies and forms

Model policies and forms

  • Model Health Policy
  • Topic-specific health policies
  • Individual Plan of Care for a child
  • Care Plans for children with special health concerns
  • Consent forms
Washing hands

Communicable disease prevention and control

  • Cleaning and sanitizing information
  • Communicable disease letters for families
  • Diaper changing steps
  • Illness prevention information
Food safety training for child care health providers

Food safety

  • Food worker card training
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Refrigerator temperature log
  • Safe and sanitary food handling information
Injury prevention tips for child care health providers

Injury prevention

  • First aid kit
  • Incident logs
  • Topic specific safety information
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Medication and sunscreen forms
Healthy eating, physical activity and screen time reduction

Healthy eating, physical activity and screen time reduction

  • Infant, toddler, preschooler and school age nutrition
  • Healthy mealtimes
  • Physical activity and movement
  • Limiting screen time
  • Special diets
Mental health

Behavioral health and social-emotional learning

  • Child Care Behavior Handbook
  • Developmental screening
  • Mental health and emotions
  • Self-care for providers
  • Resources
Disaster preparedness

Disaster preparedness

  • School and home preparedness
  • Emergency/disaster preparedness forms
General health

General health

  • Playing outside
  • Diapering
  • Getting school ready
  • Oral health

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Keeping in touch

401 5th Ave., Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-263-8262